Roderick Kiracofe is the author of a variety of books on quilts, including The American Quilt, originally published in 1993 and now considered a classic. In 1983 he co-founded The Quilt Digest, a annual publication that brought together the antique and contemporary quilt worlds for the first time. He has been actively involved in the creation of some of thiscountry’s most important privat and corporate quilt collections, including those of Bank of American and Levi Strauss & Co. As a curator and art collector, Kiracofe has mounted exhibitions in the United States and abroad, lectured, and consulted with museums. He was also instrumental in the creation of the renowned Oakland Arts District, and serves of the board of Oakland Art Murmur. Visit his website at roderickkiracofe.com.